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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,428Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$458K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
295 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

94% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients


This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$472K

2014

$474K

2015

$458K

2016

Number of Claims

8,039

2014

7,420

2015

7,428

2016

This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

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This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 508

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

486

prescriptions.

71

patients, 24% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 454

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

430

prescriptions.

83

patients, 28% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 428

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

65

patients, 22% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 420

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

69

patients, 23% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 366

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

60

patients, 20% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 345

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

53

patients, 18% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 292

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

52

patients, 18% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 249

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

41

patients, 14% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 201

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

32

patients, 11% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

61

patients, 21% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

ATENOLOL 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

CRESTOR 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

29

patients, 10% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

LYRICA 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

CAPTOPRIL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

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PREDNISONE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

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LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

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ENALAPRIL MALEATE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

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NOVOLIN 70-30 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

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CLONIDINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

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About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on April 25, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.